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I tried to free up storage on Macbook air I had 23.11 GB Free and now 12.3GB is listed as available - What the heck?

I have been trying to download XCODE on the appstore but kept getting a message that I did not have enough disk space (although the app states it only needs 11GB to install). I spent several hours ...
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Folder in iCloud that stores files only in cloud but doesn't sync with Mac

I'm new to the ecosystem with my new MacBook Pro and I have a question about iCloud storage. I don't have a large SSD so I hope to use my iCloud for files, that's why I subscribed to some storage too. ...
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Find all “Other” Files

How do I find any and all delete-able files on my Mac that are classified as other? My brother installed games on my computer, and even after clearing out "Downloads" and deleting the game ...
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82GB of “other” don't appear in OmniDiskSweeper or Freediskspace

I have a new MacBook Pro 13' where I installed a few programs and transferred my files from my previous MacBook. However, my SSD is already almost full, according to the settings (only 12.64GB left). ...
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How can I monitor MacBook USB bandwidth?

I have a late 2017 MacBook with the latest Catalina. Using two Anker USB extenders, I have devices in pretty much every port, including six large external hard drives, a webcam and an external SD card....
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What could be taking up 100GB+ storage in Other or how to find what is? [duplicate]

What could be taking up 100GB+ of storage in "Other" section? How can I find out? How can I reduce it? I ended up removing a lot of unused SDKs and cachces under ~/Library but even then that ...
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macbook pro 2017 storage problem [duplicate]

so basically i dont know whats going on with my mac. please look at the images bellow. there are several problems with this picture. first, adding up storage volume of my drives is 104gig and 121 - ...
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Create a folder in iPhone SE storage, accessible from my PC

How can I create a folder in my iPhone SE 2020's storage that: I will be able to access from my PC (Windows 10), I will be able to copy files to, copied files will be accessible in my iPhone. So far ...
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Other Mac storage taking up 90GB! Help!

I currently have other storage around 90GB on a 120GB internal drive so pretty much all of it. I have optimised to iCloud and deleted all large extra files and documents etc. However, on the ...
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Safe to delete /private/var/tmp/*?

In this folder, there are 14GB of archives with names such as WiFiDiagnostics follow by a date. Is it safe to delete these archives? A reboot did not remove them.
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Preserving an iPhone in factory state for long term

I have an iPhone 5 that's still running factory installed iOS 6. I want to preserve it long term for the future; possibly over the next 10 years, or more. How can I best preserve the iPhone so it will ...
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Terminal command to identify and clear runaway system storage [duplicate]

Every few months I have moved data out of my mac computer onto a hard drive because of this problem. I now again have this alert in the Terminal: Your disk space is critically low. Older terminal ...
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How do I find what the Other Storage is being used by? [duplicate]

A similar question was asked here, and closed as a duplicate, but none of the referenced questions answered the actual question posed, I'm asking it again. How to free up "Other" in Storage ...
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macOS Catalina v.10.15.5 Insufficient storage problem

I have a MacBook Pro 2017, 15". I recently performed a clean install (via USB) of the latest OS X at the time and then I've updated whenever an OS X update was available. Currently I am on v.10....
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iCloud still full after deleting lots of messages

My iCloud was full, mostly due to messages. So, I deleted the biggest message files, reducing the space down to 1.78GB. However, it still says my iCloud is full - on my phone, laptop and on icloud....
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My iCloud and phone storage is full and my camera permissions in all apps have been turned off and disabled. Please suggest how to resolve this?

My iPhone storage is full and iCloud as well. I tried to delete some pictures and videos and apps. But it seems like they are not deleting and nothing is changing on my phone. I have tried uploading ...
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Reallocate space from others on mac

Whenever I delete something on my mac, the storage gets reallocated to Other instead of my mac. I deleted windows, games on steam, and space gets reallocated to Other. How do I recover the space ...
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Why is there 200 GB's of space belonging to “Untitled” on my Macbook Pro?

So basically my Macbook Pro (2015 Model) has been giving me a lot of issues recently. Yesterday it kept force restarting on me and I had to factory reset it to get it to stop. Well, I guess I messed ...
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How to cancel an iCloud download on macOS X (Sierra)?

The "X" button in the "Downloading" window does not seem to work as clicking it did not cancel the process. It actually finished despite pressing the button repeatedly. Also, where ...
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iCloud Drive keeps re-downloading a 40GB file [duplicate]

I am running the macOS Big Sur Beta. Every little while, iCloud Drive will randomly start to download 50GB of files I don't need. I have a ~40GB zip file full of photos that I do not need stored on my ...
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How much space for bootcamp?

I have around 100GB of space on my (27-inch, Mid 2017) iMac's SSD. I'm planning on using Bootcamp to play some Windows games, and I'm not sure how much space I need to leave for each OS. I'll be ...
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APFS vs Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for external HDD

Which one between APFS and Mac OS Extended (Journaled) works better as partition store type for an external HDD (Magnetic Storage) that will be accessed over USB from macOS only?
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Gmail/Mac Mail - how can I address disk space issues?

I’m running High Sierra on a 2016 MacbookPro. My business account uses G Suite (Gmail). I use Mac Mail and sync to my business account. I have a few other email accounts but my business account is by ...
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How to get ride of 50 GB of other storage on mac when tried everything? [duplicate]

I've tried everything to find and delete these 'other' files: rebuilding spotlight index using ncdu using "professional" disk utility apps like omnidisk disabling/deleting local snapshots ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Error MacOS 11 Big Sur Beta Installer

Mid-2014 MacBook Pro 13" lowest spec. I recently upgraded the SSD to a 500GB WD Blue NVMe M.2 drive. I suspect the given issue may be something to do about this upgraded SSD. I have three ...
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Mysterious extra 100GB of hard drive space taken up [duplicate]

I have a 250GB SSD hard drive on my Mac. Last time I checked the remaining space was about a week ago when I removed Bootcamp and free'd up an extra 50GB of space. This left me with around 150GB space ...
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Can I exempt a single file in iCloud directory from deleting locally?

I use the "storage optimisation" feature on my Mac. Part of this feature is that it deletes local files to save on local storage, and files can then be downloaded when needed. I like this ...
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iPhone photos phantom storage (13 photos take up 13 gb)

I have a storage problem on my iPhone X. I have iCloud photos and a massive cloud library of ~700GB which used to be all squished into my 64Gb iPhone X, taking up around 22Gb. I recently wanted to ...
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Storage Management on Catalina displays nonexisting apps. How to fix?

My daughter's MPB running Catalina displays the following in Storage Management: As you can see, there are two apps shown that come from Steam. But these apps have been deleted in the Finder. The ...
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Save videos directly to flash drive in IOS 10.3.3

So I have a small YouTube channel. Ive been trying lots of different cheap cameras ive had lying around to see which is best. My Dad just got a new iPhone, and I want to start using his old iPhone 5c ...
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iOS (iPhone) “Other” storage category is huge

I referenced this existing question and numerous forum threads on the internet, but still have not found a solve besides restoring the iphone. Is there any known way to decrease the "other" ...
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MacBook Pro SSD filling up with empty space

I've had an issue on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running Catalina (10.15.5). For months now, I've been struggling with the issue of having my SSD filling without apparent reason, to the point where ...
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WD external USB disks intermittently showing

OS = Catalina System = iMac 2013 Problem Disks = WD Passport 4TB X 2 Some days you plug in the disks all folders and files shows up. Next day you might connect both disks - nothing shows up. This ...
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How to force iphone to free space when storage is full?

My phone (ios 13.5.1) was running out of storage, so I freed up a few Gbs of space by removing whatsapp album, photos (also clearing the recently deleted album) and a few app. On the next day the ...
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Disable “Optimize Storage” on Catalina

I remember in older versions of MacOS there was a setting in: System Preferences -> iCloud -> Options @ iCloud Drive -> Optimize Mac Storage It's been known to cause all sorts of problems, ...
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What is ASRNewVolume and why is it taking up so much space on my disk?

When I look at my Storage usage in About my Mac, I see a partition called "ASRNewVolume_1606" which is taking up 32GB of unusable space. I went to Disk Utility and I can't restore the ...
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Photos taking up space in General > iPhone Storage, but I don't have any photos and iCloud Photos is disabled

so I recently was backing up my photos to google photos, and I usually clear everything from my photo library because it takes up space. I make sure to delete the recently deleted album as well, but I ...
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Mac say storage is full but it't not. iCloud drive takes 60 GB but I can't find any files

I hope this is the correct forum for this question and if not, I apologize. Is it reasonable to have so little free space despite restoring mac? I have only Xcode and Mozilla installed, no movies, no ...
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Parallels VMs double counted for disk space usage?

My Mac claims to be running out of storage, and when I look at my storage breakdown, this is what I see: However, when I look through the files, this is what I see: Documents appears to only be ...
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How would I get rid of ios app offloading?

How to get rid of iOS app offloading ? I don't want apps to be deleted when there's little space left on the device.
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Trying to Transfer Large Mac OS to System with Less Storage

Trying to transfer data from a 400GB Macbook pro to a smaller sized drive (250GB). System and Private directories are taking up a huge amount of space. Can I safely transfer most things and exclude ...
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On MacOS 10.15.5, “About This Mac --> Storage” is not recognizing my RAID-1 drive correctly

I upgraded from El Capitan to Catalina 10.15.5 on a MacbookPro mid-2012 , the oldest HW that Catalina will run on. Then, I created a RAID-1 drive using 2 USB disks. "About This Mac --> Storage" is not ...
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Does macOS monitor drive health?

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro does not appear to support SMART on any drive. For its internal PCIe drive diskutil reports: $ diskutil info disk0 | grep SMART SMART Status: Not Supported ...
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Very large file located within ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.lminhtm.tempmonitor/db.realm

I am on a Mac Mini with a 1TB SSD. After a few years my SSD is running out of space, while I keep all my user data on an external drive. My system is loaded with Multimedia Apps Photoshop, Final Cut ...
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Trying to find the culprit taking up space on Catalina HD [duplicate]

I am at a loss of how to clear up system files manually on a 2017 MBP. Upon running du -h -d 1 I get; Now the private folder is way too big and I am cautious to clear that out. I know I could clear ...
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How to free up storage taken by the “On My iPad” app?

I have a 6th generation iPad, iPadOS 13.5 I have used an app called "On My iPad" that came preinstalled to this iPad to copy files to this iPad (like PDFs, movies, etc.). Eventually, I deleted all ...
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Applescript to Unmount Volumes Matching a Pattern

I have several backup offline and bootable backup volumes on a disk , and I would like to unmount all of them at startup. They all start with the name "Backup" I've found the following Applescript ...
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Why is my disk space shrinking?

I've just got a second hand MacBook from my dad which is a 2017 version with 250GB storage. I've factory reset it so theoretically it should be a completely blank slate, but for some reason I'm losing ...
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Photos not synching, macOS 'optimize storage' not working, and 175GB of photos downloaded for no reason

Suddenly, my Mac stopped synching my photos: I have tons of free space on iCloud, and optimize storage is turned on: There's no way that photos should take up 170 GB of space when there's only 250 ...
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Mac OS available storage rapidly changing, shrinking [duplicate]

I’ve been having an issue where the available storage on my disk lowers by up to several gb in a couple days, or fluctuates seemingly at random. On the latest version of Catalina, and so far I’ve ...

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